For a long time I wanted to do an illustration on this topic. There are many ways it could have been portrayed but here's what I ended up with. I hope you like it and that it can speak to you in some way!
The suggerter said, "Prisoner by choice by ~Gingashi is a picture with bright colors and crisp lines, that shows a really fascinating concept!" and to quote ~Ghost-Toast-ABC's comment, "i love it's integral depth and emotion! it's so open to concept and interpretation!" in which I really approve. (
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this speaks volumes to me. So many people reject the oppertunity to take the life they could be living, with all of the happiness, joy, warmth, and trade it for the cold, dark depressing life of the prison that is keeping them them there. If only people would just accept the key to unlocking there shackles, maybe the world would be a happier place for everyone. Amazing piece by the way.
AutumnPockyFeatured By OwnerJan 19, 2013Student General Artist
This speaks to me quite a bit. I know so many people, to whom I hold out a key to happiness and love, and they reject it, even though they are suffering and in chains. It's that helpless feeling; "But you could be free if only you would let go of your pride and unlock yourself"
Keys, she'd handing him a bangle with a key on it. He's turning down that offer for freedom. :~P He's the prisoner by choice, because he still feels guilty and hasn't forgiven himself. Initially, I thought she was the prisoner by choice, choosing to do so so that she could free people. This is a beautiful picture, with lots of depth to it.
It's remind me how some people chose to imprison themselves in the sorrow, angry, hates, guilty feeling, and pain of the past. And reject the love from people around them which actually can set them free from their past shadows...